Women's Business Awards
Celebrating the contributions and inspiration of women leaders in Cincinnati USA.
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber hosted its 9th Annual WE Celebrate Awards, honoring women and women-owned businesses for their achievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring, on December 4. Join us in congratulating these women role models. Applications for the 2015 Awards will be open in Summer 2015.
WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: Kathy Chabot, Norwood Hardware
Runner-Up: Elinora Park, Tedia Company, Inc.
Denise Flickner, HealthWorks
Mary Miller, JANCOA Janitorial Services
Teri Stautberg, General Factory/WD Supply
WOMAN OF YEAR - CORPORATE
Winner: Jill McGruder, Western & Southern Financial Group
Runner Up: Sandra F. J. Degen, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Tracy Nichols, PM/PC Direct, Inc.
Susan Zaunbrecher, Dinsmore & Shohl
WOMAN OF YEAR - NONPROFIT
Winner: Donna Jones Baker, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Runner-Up: Lynn Meyers, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Heather Alessandro, Paige’s Princess Foundation
Beth Schwartz, Jewish Family Service
Peggy Zink, Cincinnati Works
WOMAN OF YEAR - ENTREPRENEUR
Winner: Karen Tate, The Griffin Tate Group, Inc.
Runner-Up: Rachel Jones, Mommy’s Dream Team LLC
Linda Fritz, Sun Sugar Farms
Sandy Hatmaker, Association Connection
Grace Jones, Dwellings on Madison
Winner: Karen R. Bowman, Deloitte
COMMUNITY IMPACT: WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Runner-Up: Debbie Simpson, Multi-CraftFinalists:Colleen Haas, Frost Brown ToddSandra Lange, Swath DesignRachel Roberts, The Yoga Bar
BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Patti Massey, MYCA Material Handling Solutions, Inc.
Runner-Up: Sandra Gross, Sleepy Bee Café
Ellen Cavanaugh, Your Event Sitters
Valerie Landell, Visiting Nurse Association
Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland, Fifth Third Capital Holdings
BUSINESS MENTOR OF THE YEAR
Winner: Nancy Riesz, Success Catalyst
Runner-Up: Tanya Brownrigg, Cassidy Turley
Arlene Koth, TriVersity Construction Company
Carlin Stamm, Foster Business Development
Cheryl Stamm, Bad Girl Ventures
Tiffany Adams, Cincinnati Etiquette & Leadership InstituteRobin Gentry McGee, Nutritional MedicinalsTerri Henry-Hayden, LaLa’s Blissful BitesTaren Kinebrew, Sweet Petit DessertsSabrina Shattles, Shattles CommunicationsStacey Shiring, Creative Invites & EventsBarbara Rayford Smith, Journey Steel, Inc.Nancy Strassel, Red BikeElaine Suess, Beyondbeing, LLC Jennifer Kramer-Wine, Edible Ohio Valley
BUSINESSES WE WATCH
PINNACLE AWARD RECIPIENT
The WE Celebrate Pinnacle Award recognizes a woman who has reached the peak of career success and community impact.
Myrita Craig, Chief Operating Officer, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Myrita began her career over 35 years ago with AT&T at a time when women in business leadership were few. She navigated 20 years in telecommunications and advanced to increasingly larger roles including leading the nationwide AT&T team for Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s). In 2003, Myrita joined the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as Vice President. Her work launching Agenda 360 garnered national recognition and her passion for the advancement of women led to the development of the Women Excel suite of programs. Following her career at the Chamber, Craig served as President of Blackbook, a HR technology firm in the Cincy Tech portfolio of companies. In 2013, she joined the leadership team at YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.
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For more information contact Tamara Lang, Women Excel program manager, at 513.579.3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.